Mad. Sq. Reads is the free literary program of the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Held on the steps of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragut Monument on Thursday evenings in the month of July, the series, now in its sixth year, features discussions with prominent authors on a variety of topics of current interest to New Yorkers.
Discussions are hosted by Matthew Love, Books editor and contributing writer for Time Out New York.
Thanks to our 2011 Mad. Sq. Reads sponsors for a great season:
Participating authors have included: Kurt Andersen, Blake Bailey, Kevin Baker, Emily Barton, Miriam Berman, Roy Blount Jr., Marie Brenner, Bliss Broyard, Frank Bruni, Christopher Carduff, Benjamin Cheever, Susan Cheever, Lee Child, William Cohan, Rich Cohen, Billy Collins, Tracy Daugherty, Stacy D’Erasmo, Simon Doonan, Mark Doty, Martin Duberman, Jonathan Eig, Steve Fishman, Emily Flake, Dorothy Gallagher, Joe Garden, David Gates, Isabel Gillie, Janet Ginsburg, Bruce Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Gael Greene, Michael Gross, Pete Hamill, Amy Hempel, Edward Hirsch, Moira Hodgson, Lawrence Hogan, Dave Isay, Jane Isay, Laura Jacobs, Bret Anthony Johnston, Roger Kahn, David Kamp, Frances Kiernan, Deborah Kopaken Kogan, Jennifer 8. Lee, Suzannah Lessard, Elinor Lipman, Paul Malmont, Rachel McPherson, Daniel Menaker, Danny Meyer, Honor Moore, Craig Nelson, Michael O’Keeffe, Stewart O’Nan, Molly O’Neill, May Pang, Chris Pauls, Scott Pitoniak, Kevin Powell, Richard Price, Max Rudin, Laura Schenone, Cathleen Schine, Anita Serwacki, Scott Sherman, Matt Silverman, Chris Smith, Susanna Sonnenberg, Tim Stark, Mark Strand, Gloria Steinem, Teri Thompson, Paula Uruburu, Paul Violi, Joyce Wadler, Sheila Weller